Exhibit Features Art Created from Coal Mine Debris

September 5, 2017

          Scranton native Denis Yanashot uses the materials found near the Marvine Colliery, an abandoned processing plant for anthracite coal, to create pieces of art. His work will be on display at The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery from Friday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Oct. 6, in an exhibit entitled “Anthra-Sight.”

Yanashot, who grew up near the Marvine Colliery, uses coal silt, burnt ash and scrap metal to create visual narratives to help commemorate the region’s industrial history.

            Yanashot will present a gallery lecture on the exhibit in the Pearn auditorium of Brennan Hall on Friday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. A public reception will immediately follow the lecture from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University’s The Hope Horn Gallery on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall.

The exhibit, lecture and reception are open to the public, free of charge.

For information contact Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the Hope Horn Gallery, at 570-941-4214.


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